Jewelry Tutorial: Simple Beaded Earrings

Hellooo! I figured my first tutorial should be something simple and easy, but 100% functional and wearable. So, I decided on one of the easiest pairs of earrings that I’ve ever made. And here they are:

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I’m going to take you step-by-step using photos and explaining in detail each part in the process. First, make sure you’ve got all of the materials needed.

Tools:Image

You’ll need three different types of jewelry pliers (these can be purchased at any craft store such as A.C. Moore or Michael’s, but if you’re a beginner, the ones at Wal-Mart will do just fine). You’ll need a pair of flat nose pliers, a pair of round nose pliers, and a pair of wire cutting pliers.

Next, the materials that the jewelry will be made out of (all supplies can be found at any of the previously stated stores):Image

Supplies:

  • Two hook earring findings
  • Two eye pin findings
  • Two bead separating findings
  • Two large beads (I used glass pearls)
  • Four seed beads

Step One:

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Thread one seed bead onto the eye pin finding.

Step Two:

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Thread your larger bead onto the eye pin finding.

Step Three:

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Thread bead separator onto eye pin finding (the round part should cup the bead before it as shown).

Step Four: 

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Thread another seed bead onto your eye pin finding.

Step Five:

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Using your flat nose pliers, bend the extending part of your eye pin to a 90 degree angle.

Step Six:

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Using your round nose pliers, wrap the eye pin around one end so that it forms a question mark shape.

Step Seven:

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Using your wire clipping pliers, clip the excess metal off (this should be right where the wire finishes forming the circular shape formed in step six).

Step Eight:

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Slide through into the circular end of the earring finding.

Step Nine:

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Close the opening on your eye pin.

Voila! Enjoy your new, hand-made earrings!Image